3-screw Super Blackhawk (problem)


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CharlesT
August 19, 2011, 01:36 PM
Hey, I was at the range the other day shooting standard velocity rounds and at one point the ejector rod broke off.

Now, this isn't a 'problem' per say, but I don't want to send it back to ruger because they will do the transfer bar conversion.

Normally I would be fine with this. But this was a present to my father from his, now deceased, brother. I don't want to change it.

It is a range gun, nothing else. It doesn't need any extra safety features at all. But it does need an ejector rod. :)

What should I do with it? I'm assuming that I can just take it to a competent gunsmith... But will they convert it too?

p.s. the screw is the thing that let go, it has to be drilled out:(

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The Lone Haranguer
August 19, 2011, 01:40 PM
A gunsmith worth his salt should be able to remove the broken screw, and the parts should be available from companies like Numrich, Brownells, etc. No worries.

Red Cent
August 19, 2011, 03:33 PM
I agree. A 'smith shouldmake short shrift of the screw. However, that is a different kind of screw and will have to be ordered. Doubt if many have one of those laying around.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=134595

Jason280
August 19, 2011, 07:56 PM
I know you mentioned you didn't want to send it back to Ruger, but it really isn't a bad thing. Sure, they will do the conversion, but they will return the original parts back to you with the gun. It will be much safer with the conversion, and you always have the option of restoring it to its original factory condition. Plus, if you wanted to, it would be a perfect time to let Ruger reblue the gun! I let them do an older 3-screw Single Six, and the results were excellent.

Old Fuff
August 19, 2011, 08:35 PM
Warning: It is my understading that Ruger may not be returning the older parts. If you return it to the factory I would send only the barreled frame. They don't need the rest to do the required repair.

CharlesT
August 20, 2011, 04:51 PM
I do not want to send it to Ruger. Probably won't

I have a newer blackhawk as well and has a much worse trigger in it. It feels weird. I hope when it gets a couple thousand rounds through it that it wears in.

The bluing is still excellent. A little wear on the end of the barrel from being in a holster. It adds character though.

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